The Daily Green
10.27.2009 4:53 PM
Give to Charity. Appear in Paul Rudd’s Next Movie
Once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences are up for auction, as part of a New York Restoration Project fundraiser.
When it comes to charities that embody the spirit of The Daily Green, it’s hard to find a better match than the New York Restoration Project. The brainchild of Bette Midler, this group finds forgotten and neglected parks and community gardens in New York City and spruces them up so that the public — particularly low-income families in the neighborhood — can enjoy green spaces once again.
If you’re a New Yorker, or have a connection to New York, then now is a great time to contribute to this group. After all, how often does one get the chance to dine with Richard Branson during a weeklong vacation in the Virgin Islands? Or take private tennis lessons with John McEnroe? Or be in a movie with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell?
All of those, and dozens more celebrity-studded stunts are yours for the taking (or at least bidding) as part of the New York Restoration Project’s online charity auction, which runs on charityfolks.com from today through Friday, Nov. 13. Not surprisingly, given the dates and the charity’s founder, this fundraiser has a theatrical bent: It’s part of the “Hulaween fundraising gala.”
So what can you bid on? Check out these highlights:
* Sit front row at Bette Midler’s Las Vegas show and meet her backstage
* Lunch with Richard Branson during your week-long getaway at Necker Island
* Lunch with Jann Wenner — Founder & Publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine
* Private tennis lesson with John McEnroe
* Walk-on role with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in Dinner for Schmucks
* Meet Daniel Craig with house seats to A Steady Rain on Broadway
* Dine in London with Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood
* Meet John Stamos backstage at Bye Bye Birdie
* Spend a day in the studio with legendary musician Jackson Browne
* Meet Robin Williams with VIP tickets to his NYC stand-up show
* Meet Cher with VIP tickets & backstage passes to her Las Vegas show
* Meet John Mayer at one of his concerts along with VIP tickets
* Intern at Rolling Stone Magazine — the ultimate source for music & pop-culture
* Chat over breakfast with Meredith Vieira & tour the Today show studio
* Meet Melissa Etheridge with front row tickets
* Test your limits with a trapeze lesson with Lance Bass
* Spend the day at Seventeen Magazine!
* Walk-on role & lunch on set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Interested? Start the bidding!
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